MARCH 15, 2012
Contact: Daniel McDonald, (512) 694-0654
The Central Texas Republican Assembly (CTRA) endorsed in three primary races on Tuesday evening. The candidates endorsed were Donna Campbell (State Senate, District 25), Ken Mercer (State Board of Education, Place 5), and Jim Strickland (Travis County Commissioner, Place 3).
“The CTRA is proud to put our support behind these conservative candidates,” said president Daniel McDonald. “These are the candidates we believe will best represent the Republican Party’s platform and conservative values if they are elected to their respective offices.”
The candidates in several local races were sent questionnaires, and an endorsement committee made recommendations to the membership. Candidates were invited to attend Tuesday’s meeting to make their case to the membership. The CTRA will consider candidates in the other races in Travis, Hays, and Bastrop counties at an upcoming meeting.
In order to endorse in a contested Republican primary, a quorum of the membership must be present, and a candidate must receive the support of two-thirds (67%) of those  present.
The Central Texas Republican Assembly is a grassroots volunteer organization that works to elect mainstream conservatives to public office. The CTRA is a member chapter of the Texas Republican Assembly and the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. The CTRA was founded in 2001 and is active in Travis, Hays, and Bastrop counties.

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